Awasu Personal Edition v2.0.4 (beta)
UPDATE: This beta has expired.
Please check the releases page for information about the latest releases.
This is a beta release. Some features may not be complete and the software
may be unstable. Install at your own risk! You may need to do some basic
computer maintenance tasks to get this release to run.
You must already be running 2.0.3.
As always, exit Awasu and back up your installation first!
- Unpack the following zip on top of your existing files:
- If you have purchased the Advanced Edition, you can get it here.
- If you are running Windows 98/Me, please download this release from here instead.
Delete archive.db in your user's home directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Awasu\Users\YOUR-NAME).
You will lose your archived items but all your channels and settings
will remain. Doing this is not essential if you are running alpha3 but
If you have made changes to any of the template files, please read
this page for more information.
The big addition in this release is support for enclosures. It has been done
in a very generic way and allows files to be downloaded for Atom feeds as well as
Feed items can now have related links, that is, URL's (or files) that have
been associated with the item. For RSS, these are enclosures (via the <enclosure> tag)
but Atom feeds can also have related links (via the <link> tag).
Awasu can now be configured to automatically download these related files
(typically MP3's or video files) when they are found.
The first thing to look at is the global settings in the Program Options.
There is a master switch that enables or disables all automatic downloading
of related files. You can control where the files get saved (default is in
the Downloads sub-directory of your user's home directory), what file types
can be downloaded and when. You can also control how long you want to keep the files
e.g. you might want to automatically delete them after 15 days.
Most of these settings can also be configured on a per-channel basis.
NOTE: This feature is available in the Advanced Edition only.
Finally, the channel summary pages look a little different if feed items
have any related links. If the related files have already been auto-downloaded,
they will be shown with a small icon and you can click on the link to play them
directly from your hard disk. If a feed item has related links that have not yet
been downloaded, you will see them with just a normal link to the file on the Internet.
If you have written your own custom templates, you will need to update them
for this new feature.
Major new features
Users are no longer given their own set of template files. If you have made changes
to any of the template files, please read this page
for more information.
If a channel has expired, you now have the option to keep it for a
little longer (in addition to keeping it permanently or deleting it).
Show the correct icon in My Channels if a channel has 20 or more unread
items (instead of appearing to be stuck at 19).
Fixed a problem with reports generating incorrect results and broken image
links if they were run more than once.
Changed the way Awasu checks if your computer is connected to the
Internet. Unfortunately, the process is still not 100% reliable (mostly
if you connect via a LAN) but there has been a lot of flexibility
built in so let us know if you're having problems
and I'll give you some things to try.
Relative links in RSS <link> tags are now translated into absolute URL's.
Lots of other minor bug fixes and other tweaks.